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Pravin Gordhan admits Van Rooyen ‘a miscalculation’

After reflecting on the "many representations" made to him by business and banks, among others, President Zuma decided to "move on to a new scenario".

Business Report’s Pressly to appeal dismissal

Business Report senior journalist Donwald Pressly will appeal his dismissal by Independent Newspapers for seeking political office with the DA.

The home of critical, open debate

Chairperson of the Cape Town Press Club, Donwald Pressly, argues that press clubs are not about stifling debate.

Clen Carlou’s predilection for piquant foods

Now part of the Hess Family Estates, Glen Carlou houses a small part of Donald Hess's private art collection.

Sexwale: Africa needs to find its own way

Africa will have to find its own way and develop its own growth agenda, which will not be either the Indian or Chinese way of forging economic development, Mvelaphanda Holdings executive chairperson Tokyo Sexwale argued on Wednesday at a World Economic Forum media briefing at the start of the forum conversation on Africa.

Zille: Compensate public servants for quality of work

South Africa should be compensating public servants for the quality of the work they do rather than granting an across-the-board increase -- as demanded by striking trade unionists -- official opposition Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille argued on Friday.

Moves afoot to govern use of energy appliances

The Department of Minerals and Energy is working on regulations to govern "the norms and standards" of energy appliances so as to reduce the use of energy, Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Wednesday. Speaking ahead of her budget vote, the minister acknowledged that people would be obligated "to be energy efficient".

Minister: Lotto announcement likely on Thursday

South African Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa says he expects to make an announcement on the National Lottery on Thursday. At a media briefing at Parliament on Wednesday, he said he was awaiting a report from the National Lotteries Board on the matter.

Underspending municipalities’ funds slashed

The National Treasury has gazetted the details of municipalities whose 2006/07 municipal infrastructure grant allocations have been stopped -- because of non-compliance with the 2006 Division of Revenue Act. It amounts to R503-million. The main reason for the funds being stopped is "significant under-expenditure".

Sandra Botha to lead DA in Parliament

Sandra Botha has beaten her rival, former National Party minister Tertius Delport, for the post of leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Finance spokesperson Ian Davidson was elected unopposed for chief whip after KwaZulu-Natal leader Mike Ellis withdrew from the contest.

Minister welcomes Sasol’s interest in reactor

Interest shown by synthetic-fuel firm Sasol in the pebble-bed modular reactor is evidence of private-sector interest in nuclear power, Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin argued on Tuesday. He was speaking in his policy debate in the National Council of Provinces.

Rise of the disciplinary university

Academic freedom cannot be taken for granted any longer, writes <b>Jane Duncan</b>.

Zille not surprised by rejection of APRM report

The rejection of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) report by South Africa has come as no surprise as it is consistent with the government's "depressing habit" of shooting the bearer of bad news, says official opposition Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille.

State company could cut broadband prices sharply

MPs serving on the National Assembly public enterprises portfolio committee have been told that the establishment of a new state-owned company, Infraco, would allow for massively reduced costs of access to broadband in future. If the Infraco model were adopted, it could cut prices immediately by 65%.

Minister dismisses changes to labour laws

The legislative framework underpinning South Africa's labour market "is sound" and shall not be altered, South African Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana said on Tuesday. He was speaking in his budget vote in an extended public committee in the National Assembly.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!